Bharatanatyam

Rakesh Sahai

Designs On Dance: The Evolving Costumes Of Bharatanatyam

Dance is as much about space, structure, music, drama, colour and costume and design aesthetics as it is about the act of dancing. There is no performance art that brings in fluidity, grace, drama and colour as much as dance does on a proscenium stage. All these elements were brought to the fore in "When The Pleats Danced", an unusual art exhibition in which former Bharatanatyam dancer, NIID alumnus and designer Sandhya Raman curated and displayed her work in classical and contemporary dance costume design.